L&L Book Club Presents: Hunting Sasquatch Part 2

 

The hunt for Sasquatch continues.

Clue 1: 9/13/2017-Released!

Clue 2: 9/20/2017-Released!

Clue 3: 9/27/2017

This week in book club we read…

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher, part one. My favorite professional Wizard (Harry Dresden) is hired to look after Bigfoot’s half human son as he navigates the dangerous world of an elite USA Elementary Academy. If you’ve never been privy to the crazy inner workings of prestigious, private, elementary schools in the US, you might be taken aback by the first two sections of Working for Bigfoot. But take it from someone who worked her way through undergrad as a nanny for kids that went to these schools: Jim Butcher plays it down. They’re actually much nuttier than portrayed in the book, and I enjoyed reading every minute of it. Seriously, finding out that there was a megalomaniac letting supernatural kids bully other supernatural kids would have seemed 100% believable to me if I had found it out about some of the private schools in my area.

The hunt is underway!

Clue 1 has been out for a week and Clue 2 dropped this afternoon. If you purchased the kit or pattern, all of the clues are included, but you have to download the new one each time it releases. If you haven’t gotten in on the hunt there is still time, you can get a complete kit that includes yarn, stitch markers, project bag, and the pattern in our store, or you can purchase the pattern by itself on Ravelry.

I posted spoilers on Instagram. Jac told me not to, but I did it anyways. I’m a rebel that way. I put a spoiler warning on it, so swipe through the photos at your own risk!

I don’t know about you, but my hunt has been insane so far. Last week, I traveled to New Orleans. Due to travelers being re-routed by hurricanes, I wound up being flown to Chicago, and then to Houston, and then after much ado to New Orleans. I had a nice time there for the most part, but it was stressful since the day after I got there I started coming down with a cold AND Mabel the Merciless cut her finger at her grandma’s house and needed stitches. I have just enough medical training to assess that her stitches look like they were put in by Dr. Frankenstein while he was drunk. It’s good for the doctor that I wasn’t there, because I think I might have snatched the needle from his hand and done the sutures myself. On the upside, she’s pretty proud of it and added the word “wound” to her vocab. She’s convinced the stitches are yarn, and I think she’ll be sad to see them go.

Anyhow, so while that was going on, I was rooting around New Orleans for my hirsute prey and Mr. Llama sent me a link to some “Sasquatch attracting spray“. I didn’t purchase it, but I’m thinking that I might need it going into next week, since he is still evading me. Also, when the woman who makes the spray was asked to provide evidence that it works, she asked for proof that it does not. I like her.

Note: No Bigfoots (bigfeet?) were harmed in the making of this spray

By the time I got back from New Orleans, I was felt run down. I guess it was all that late night hunting? Anyhow, I went to the doctor for some of the good allergy meds, the kind they keep behind the counter, and find out I have Pneumonia. I didn’t even think that was really a thing anymore. This isn’t Little House On the Prairie, and I’m not 90 or an infant. But here I am, wheezing away, choking down antibiotics, and all I can think is that I’m not sure how precisely, but this is definitely Sasquatch’s fault. When I catch him, I’m going to shave him. Just out of spite.

Don’t forget to check out the MKAL related tutorials if you get stuck along the way. I’ve released tutorials on all the skills you’ll need for a stress free, color work project. Check out the tips and tricks for 2-at-a-time-socks, the Twisted German Cast On, fair isles yarn management, perfect gauge swatches, and duplicate stitches.

Make sure and show off your projects in the Hunting Sasquatch Ravelry thread, and if you share them on Instagram or twitter tag me at @Doctor_llama so I can revel in your glory! Use #huntingsasquatchsocks and #LandLMKAL so that everyone knitting along and lurking can see your work too.

~Megan-Anne

If ‘Squatch thinks he can stop me with something as paltry as Pneumonia, he picked a fight with the wrong knitter.